In a general sense I write when I feel like it about whatever interests me at that particular moment in time. Whether that means getting in character or writing about something serious depends entirely on my mood.
Considering Cat Silver has already gone to the trouble of making The Crystal Fans* I think it is safe to assume that I might already have a few fans. If you are already a fan or would like to become one go ahead and leave a comment to let me know.
Hiya! Welcome to my profile. You can call me Crystal. I'm 32 years old and a long time fan of Anime/Manga, Video Games, and British Comedy. I enjoy dabbling in science, science fiction, fantasy, and philosophy. I'm also fond of dragons, dinosaurs, and a wide range of supernatural and mythological creatures.
Stemming from a childhood fascination with Japanese Kaiju (Godzilla, Rodan, etc.), my love of Japanese monsters has enabled me to appreciate and obsess over both Digimon and Pokemon. I'm also a fan of Shaman King, Fullmetal Alchemist (including the original anime, the manga, and the Brotherhood anime), Ranma 1/2, Inuyasha, Saiyuki, The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya; as well as various works by CLAMP such as Cardcaptor Sakura, Chobits, Tsubasa RESERVoir CHRoNiCLE, and xxxHoLic.
When it comes to video games, I tend to prefer easier games that don't make me feel like I'm being punished for not being as skilled as other gamers. So, JRPG's with turn-based combat like Chrono Trigger, Chrono Cross, and Final Fantasy or Action RPG's such as Kingdom Hearts and .hack// typically work out best. I've also fared decently well at some of the Legend of Zelda games, namely Ocarina of Time and the new A Link Between Worlds, and also enjoy many entries in the Kirby series. I tend to avoid most platformers, not because I dislike them, but because I'm absolutely terrible at them which kind of detracts from the fun of trying to play them, but I still enjoy watching when someone else is playing Mario. I'm actually a sucker for the classic Sonic the Hedgehog games, even though I'm still incredibly bad at them, and occasionally dabble in an old DOS platformer series called Commander Keen, which I'm even worse at, much to the dismay of anyone who has ever watched me play because I just keep falling over and over and over again in the exact same place until I manage to get it right which can take forever, but dammit that hasn't stopped me from trying to play the games myself.
I enjoy The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy in its many incarnations. I also rather enjoy the comedic antics of Monty Python. A much more recent addition to my fandom vernacular, Doctor Who has steadily taken over by appealing to my enduring fascination with time travel.
When I have the time and inspiration for it, I do a fair amount of writing that can be found scattered between my account on FanFiction.net and a community I maintain over on LiveJournal along with some of my friends. And despite my general lack of patience with drawing I also have an account on deviantART where some of the rare cases of artwork I can actually take credit for can be found. In all honesty I am much more capable as a story teller than I am as an artist, but sometimes I do get lucky. I also have a Twitter account that sometimes sees occasional use and these days you can also find me over on Recolor.
I spend my time here on Gaia running a somewhat unorthodox and unconventional role-play guild or hanging out in the Achievements sub-forum helping out where I can. I've also dabbled in Gaia Alchemy enough to become a Level 10 Alchemist, but as a personal rule I only craft things for myself when it is more cost effective for me to do so than to just buy the finished product off the Marketplace.
Feel free to leave me a comment.
Gifts & Donations Received
heartThanks for all the gifts!heart
12/16/2009 - Romance Pendant 12/21/2008 - Jolly Hat 08/11/2008 - Angel Imp Plushie 01/08/2008 - January Birthstone Crown 11/07/2007 - Sword of Aegis 06/19/2007 - KoNfUzEd BLoO PaNtZ 01/07/2007 - Pilot's Goggle 12/20/2006 - Ocean Blue Wrap Ocean Blue Sarong 12/03/2006 - Green-Blue Winter Scarf 04/04/2006 - Streaked Black Jeans 03/13/2006 - Those Blue 90s Pants
iTsunaz 01/08/2009 - Egyptian Sapphire Ankh Pendant
01/02/2012 - Friendship Pendant V-Day 2k11 Gloryheart Hairpin V-Day 2k11 Gloryheart Parasol V-Day 2k11 Heartsbane Parasol 12/27/2009 - Black Argyle Sweater 01/28/2008 - Angelic Mood Bubble 10/20/2007 - Kaya the Cat (well, technically it was a team effort) 08/21/2007 - Summoning Tome Plasma Gear
~Wings.of.Faith~ 06/14/2006 - Angelbow
XDragon 02/22/2007 - Celestial Wrap
Love it or Shove it: V-Day 2k11 Gloryheart Hairpin Bishie Akuma Kur ai ToraHiroba Coilette_Calculon
Love Me Love Me Not: V-Day 2k15 Anonymous Sweetheart Silver Earrings
Apocalypsmas: X-mas 2k12 Event An anonymous benefactor 12/23/2012 - Cool Starter Windblown Scarf Amayaru 12/23/2012 - Ocean Summer Top
X-mas 2k13: Resolution Lord of Fluff 12/21/2013 - White Star Cookie
gaia_diamondContest & Giveaway Prizes That I've Wongaia_diamond
Project Goldsink Guild Evetwo 06/25/2014 - Martinicus's Wings 07/24/2014 - Dappy Dandy Dark Sweeping Princely Hair Amusing Manner Drekavac's Wings Navy Devil Tail Navy Angelic Sash Navy Hellion Tophat Louie's Cobalt Jacket Louie's Golden Vest Dutiful Butler's Gray Vest and Shirt Navy Blue GBI Agent Pants Dutiful Butler's Black Joes White Gloves Dapper Gent's Rosewood Cane Kloob 08/04/2015 - OMG
hehehe, not long, you know i've had a few of the items long while ago (Muramasa and the chest straps), i managed to sink my teeth into the Mr. Dorian i needed for the hair, and got two One Winged Soldiers to top it off. some Moga Caves, Voila, Sephiroth! =D i has good timing, no?